The Duke Of Deception: Memories Of My Father

February 19, 1990|
The Duke Of Deception: Memories Of My Father by Geoffrey Wolff
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Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son.

In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff unravels the enigma of this Gatsbyesque figure, a bad man who somehow was also a very good father, an inveterate liar who falsified everything but love.
An acclaimed novelist, essayist, biographer, and critic, Geoffrey Wolff is a prominent voice in contemporary American literature. Educated at Cambridge and at Princeton, from which he graduated summa cum laude, he is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, where he was the Direc...
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Title:The Duke Of Deception: Memories Of My FatherFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.96 X 5.17 X 0.73 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.96 X 5.17 X 0.73 inPublished:February 19, 1990Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0679727523

ISBN - 13:9780679727521

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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